Dr Damion Corrigan


Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

Based on core expertise in electrochemical sensing and device fabrication my research aims to develop improved diagnostic tests for clinically important conditions such as, drug resistant bacterial infections, COVID-19, sepsis, cancer and epilepsy.  In the group we work on a range of sensor systems, from high value microfabricated arrays through to low cost devices for use in resource limited settings. 

Some examples of projects under my supervision include -

I joined Strathclyde in 2016 as a Chancellor's Fellow in Health Technologies, becoming a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering during 2019 and a Reader in 2021.  I have a background in biological and chemical sensing having obtained a PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from Cranfield University followed by periods of Post-Doctoral research at Southampton and Edinburgh Universities.  Past achievements include development of an assay for MRSA which was patented and licensed for development, the award of a Longitude Prize Discovery Award during 2017 for a project called "Microplate" and with colleagues from the University of Leeds, development of a microelectrode sensor for prompt diagnosis of hyper inflammation.

Areas of particular interest include: electrochemical and optical techniques, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), microfabricated sensor systems and microelecrode sensor arrays for multi target diagnostic assays.

My work is often highly interdisciplinary involving industrial partners (e.g. GSK, National Nuclear Laboratory, AstraZeneca, Lifescan, Aptamer Group, Flexmedical Solutions, Biotangents and other SMEs) and projects rely on close collaboration with other academics, including: clinicians, microbiologists, neuroscientists, electrical engineers and chemists.

I also have expertise of electrochemical sensing in harsh and extreme environments and aqueous & non aqueous electroplating.  Prior to joining Strathclyde, I was involved in developing a microelectrode sensor for use in nuclear fuel reprocessing (as part of the EPSRC sponsored "REFINE" project) and played a role in designing and comissioning an open access national facility for nuclear fuel reprocessing research at the University of Edinburgh.


Electrochemical sensing of SARS-CoV-2 amplicons with PCB electrodes
Kumar M S, Nandeshwar Ruchira, Lad Shailesh B, Megha Kirti, Mangat Maheshwar, Butterworth Adrian, Knapp Charles W, Knapp Mara, Hoskisson Paul A, Corrigan Damion K, Ward Andrew C, Kondabagil Kiran, Tallur Siddharth
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol 343 (2021)
Development of an electrochemical CCL17/TARC biosensor towards rapid triage and monitoring of classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
Rinaldi Christopher, Corrigan Damion K, Dennany Lynn, Jarrett Ruth F, Lake Annette, Baker Matthew J
ACS Sensors (2021)
Recent advances in biomedical, biosensor and clinical measurement devices for use in humans and the potential application of these technologies for the study of physiology and disease in wild animals
Macdonald Alexander, Hawkes Lucy A, Corrigan Damion K
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol 376 (2021)
An electrochemical comparison of thiolated self-assembled monolayer (SAM) formation and stability in solution on macro and nano electrodes
Piper Andrew, Corrigan Damion K, Mount Andrew R
Electrochemical Science Advances (2021)
Emerging electrochemical sensors for real-time detection of tetracyclines in milk
Raykova Magdalena R, Corrigan Damion K, Holdsworth Morag, Henriquez Fiona L, Ward Andrew C
Biosensors Vol 11 (2021)
Probing the conformational states of a pH-sensitive DNA origami zipper via label-free electrochemical methods
Williamson Paul, Ijas Heini, Shen Boxuan, Corrigan Damion, Linko Veikko
Langmuir Vol 37, pp. 7801-7809 (2021)

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I am module leader for BE915 - Medical Science which is a module taught within MSc Biomedical Engineering.

I also contribute to the following courses in the Department of Biomedical Engineering -

Cell Biology I (BE105) - Metabolism (Lectures)

Cell Biology II (BE207) - Physical Chemistry/Methods in Cell Biology - (Lectures and Teaching Labs)

Research Methods (BE428) - Statistical analysis of data sets (Lectures and Computer Labs)

Professional activities

Development of biosensors for infectious disease
Development of diagnostic technologies for infectious and non-infectious diseases
Biologically modified electrodes for medical sensing applications
Development of electrochemical biosensors for the detection of sepsis and improved antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Addressing the global rise in antimicrobial resistant infections through lab-on-a-chip technology
Analytical Chemistry (Journal)
Peer reviewer

More professional activities


Fluorous-based diagnostic platform for multiplexed diagnosis and differentiation of viral infections
Burley, Glenn (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Microplate Dx High Growth Spinout Programme Phase 1I
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Hoskisson, Paul (Co-investigator)
Funder - Scottish Enterprise
Value - £199,500.00
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
KTP - Biotangents
Corrigan, Damion (Principal Investigator) Ward, Andrew (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics | Talkowski, Tomas
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Sandison, Mairi (Principal Investigator) Buis, Arjan (Co-investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Talkowski, Tomas (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Industrial CASE Account - University of Strathclyde 2017 | Carlyle, Kirsty
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Carlyle, Kirsty (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Prosthetics & Orthotics | Carlyle, Kirsty
Buis, Arjan (Principal Investigator) Corrigan, Damion (Co-investigator) Carlyle, Kirsty (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024

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Biomedical Engineering
Wolfson Building

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